Linseeds are a fantastic female food. They are full of nutrition and soluble fibre and can support gut health, relieve constipation and aid safe elimination of oestrogen. They are a core part of any breast cancer protocol but… let’s face it… they’re not the most palatable of seeds. Linseeds are particularly helpful to support gut recovery during and after treatment.Continue reading
Breakfast on a ketogenic diet is often the most challenging meal of the day. Lots of people solve it by fasting longer and eating brunch instead but here are a few recipes that work well first thing.
Not mushroom for breakfast?
I find the biggest obstacle to choosing and eating the right foods for every meal is my inbuilt programming of what a meal ‘should’ be. Working with clients, I have learned that breakfast is the meal people find most difficult to reimagine.
Black Forest Breakfast
There are some classic flavour combinations that risk being forever lost to low carb dieters and many of my recipes focus on keeping them alive. Here’s one that works well for breakfast and also as a dessert. Continue reading
Coconut pancakes with bacon and raspberries
I’ll be honest, sprinkling sugar and lemon juice over a hot, lacy pancake is a favourite childhood memory that has been forever spoiled by going low carb-gluten free. But all is not lost: these low carb coconut pancakes from The Ketogenic Kitchen are completely delicious!
Carrot, nut and yoghurt brunch bowl
I must confess, I find ‘during the day’ food a bit of a pain. I really love my evening cooking ritual but I’m too often tempted to cut myself a quick chunk of cheese at midday and carry on working. To cure myself of my bad habits I’ve been trying different brunch bowls. This one works well – and it was especially easy because I made my favourite rainbow room salad last night and simply processed a few extra carrots for later. Continue reading
The Well Cell Smoothie
I love my NutriBullet, and wouldn’t be without it but it’s important to remember that not everything you can pulverise in a cup is good for you: the key benefit of smoothie makers is their ability to reduce foods to micro-particles that bypass our lazy chewing and boost stressed digestion, improving bioavailability of nutrients; the key danger is how easy it is to overwhelm your blood sugar because of the fast absorption.
My new muesli
I’m not a fan of ‘free from’ or substitute foods but sometimes I miss sitting down in the morning with a bowl of something filling and comforting – that muesli feeling. Continue reading
Power Breakfast: scrambled egg parcels
This is my party piece if guests come to stay. It never fails to impress – and it’s really easy. Continue reading
Heavenly ham, eggs and lentils
It’s not easy to adapt a low carb diet to our convenience food mentality. Most of us want to grab and go when it comes to lunch and breakfast, but few foods offer the level of easy packaging and shelf life that carbs do.
I’m on a mission to provide a few quick and easy, store cupboard, brunch/lunch/supper options that don’t break the Dissident rules. Continue reading
Easy Spanish egg and chorizo and roasted veggies
When days are long and evenings are short quick and easy recipes are required. If you’re watching your weight you also need quick and easy low carb. Here’s one I prepared earlier… Continue reading